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Darwinism

Video: Dawkins called a coward by fellow atheist for not debating Craig, part II

Story here. Now put up your feet. Here’s the three-men-a-side debate that Dawkins says convinced him that Craig was an unworthy opponent. What you think? Offered alongside the one above at YouTube: Here’s why he says he “won’t debate creationists” and here he compares them to Holocaust deniers. How do you think a debate between Read More…

Atheism Darwinism Intelligent Design

Richard Dawkins called a “coward” – and not by Uncommon Descent

but by Oxford “philosophy lecturer and fellow atheist” Daniel Came: … for refusing to debate William Lane Craig, who has debated many “new atheists”. Prof Dawkins maintains that Prof Craig is not a figure worthy of his attention and has reportedly said that such a contest would “look good” on his opponent’s CV but not Read More…

Atheism

Asking non-theists interested in ID to speak out seems to have sparked plenty of views, discussion …

Discussion continues apace at “Agnostic & Non-Theistic ID Proponents/Sympathizers– Speak Up. One person wanted to know why “nullasalus” does not solicit the views of non-theist critics of ID: Because that’s not what the thread is about. This is “non-theist sympathizers week” here at UD. Next week will be too, if you want to talk more. Read More…

Darwinism Intellectual freedom

He said it: At one time, questioning Darwinism’s extravagant and unsupported claims was – legal …

In reviews and private correspondence, scientists like Lyell and Hooker questioned the extravagant claims that Darwin made for natural selection. Darwin himself was increasingly plagued by doubts after the first edition of the Origin. In subsequent editions, he kept backing off from natural selection as the explanation for all natural phenomena. Loren Eiseley writes in Read More…

Evolution Video

Wallace revived! Film about Darwin’s co-theorist released

Here’s Discovery Institute’s trailer for the film on the life of Darwin’s forgotten/sneered at co-theorist Alfred Russel Wallace, illustrating the work of science historian Michael Flannery: “He’s been called a biological Indiana Jones. He explored the Amazon. He lived with headhunters … “ But wait. This isn’t Indiana Jones. It really happened. Next time you Read More…